Incentives

DeKalb Wants to Invest in You

Site selectors and businesses agree – Georgia is the #1 state for business. Georgia’s favorable tax rates, diverse economy, and fiscal discipline create a stable environment that allows your business to not just grow, but truly thrive.

DeKalb County – located in the heart of Georgia – has opportunities neighboring counties just don’t. Within the county limits sits Atlanta, the economic engine of the southeast. Proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the nation’s two largest fiber trunk lines, and quick access to the Port of Savannah give you the best of the connectivity Georgia has to offer.

Click here to see a map of DeKalb County that identifies areas where special incentives may be available through programs like State & Federal Opportunity Zones and Tax Allocation Districts.

Still Not Convinced?

Here are some programs which may help seal the deal:

Property Tax Incentives

Decide DeKalb may offer a property tax incentive to eligible new or expansion projects which reach the qualifying amount of new capital investment. Review our Bond Inducement Guidelines and reach out to our VP of Economic Development to start the conversation.

501(c)3 Bond Financing

Your 501(c)3 nonprofit may be eligible for special financing for large investments. Decide DeKalb is a conduit issuer and bonds must be privately placed.

Georgia Tax Credit Assistance

Georgia has a number of statutory tax credits and exemptions that new and expanding businesses may take advantage of. For more detailed information on eligibility requirements, visit the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Incentives page.

Federal Opportunity Zones

The Federal Opportunity Zone (FOZ) program was enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The program was created to assist US investors with their exposure to capital gains taxes by providing an option to redirect unrealized gains into Opportunity Funds for reinvestment into emerging communities throughout the country that have been identified as a FOZ.  

In addition to the significant tax incentives offered, this program creates desirable returns for investors, administrative opportunities for fund managers, and private capital to assist in funding eligible redevelopment projects. 

DeKalb County Incentives Policy

In 2016, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved an Incentives Policy which may authorize a variety of incentives for qualifying project activity within targeted industries that meet established criteria. This incentive is applied for, approved by, and administered by DeKalb County.

We Know It’s a Big Decision.

We know your location decision takes a lot of factors into account. Learn more about our community and our workforce to see why DeKalb the perfect place to scale your business.

Contact:

Randi Mason

VP, Economic Development
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